BROOKES HELMETS

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Re: BROOKES HELMETS

Postby Psamathe » 6 Oct 2017, 3:57pm

One trivial/minor consideration from experience:
Does it have an insect mesh to stop bugs getting in?

To explain I wear a helmet (I go through phases when I don't but at the moment I do) and in summer I've often had bugs get trapped inside and crawl around unable to get out! Not yet been stung. So I eventually took to wearing a buff under my helmet which stops the bugs to a degree (and at least you don't get the sensation of them crawling around on your scalp). But in summer the Buff can make thing quite a bit hotter.

Helmets are expensive and mine (£50'ish) apparently needs replacing every 5 years. Next helmet I get will have an insect screen on the vent holes!

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Re: BROOKES HELMETS

Postby mjr » 6 Oct 2017, 9:28pm

Congratulations to the reporter, we've been dumped in the ghetto so that the helmet fanatics can perpetuate their myth in the rest of the forum that helmet wearing is normal. Even the suggestion of looking in the helmet ghetto has been moved to the ghetto :roll:
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Re: BROOKES HELMETS

Postby AdamS » 6 Oct 2017, 10:17pm

First rule of the helmet ghetto is you do not talk about the helmet ghetto

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Re: BROOKES HELMETS

Postby Vorpal » 13 Oct 2017, 4:16pm

AdamS wrote:First rule of the helmet ghetto is you do not talk about the helmet ghetto

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Re: BROOKES HELMETS

Postby bigjim » 13 Oct 2017, 4:40pm

I'm also badgered by my family to wear a helmet. I find them heavy and uncomfortable. I've got five of them [family presents] cheap and expensive, and none of them are comfortable. I've stopped wearing them and the feeling of freedom is wonderful. I also, for some reason or other develop a headache just over my eye if I'm wearing a helmet.
I came off my bike last winter and my helmet did take a belt on the side of my head. But I'm not sure if the actual size and weight of the helmet contributed. It's the first time, I think, in my many offs that my head/helmet has made contact with the floor.
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Re: BROOKES HELMETS

Postby bovlomov » 13 Oct 2017, 5:01pm

bigjim wrote:I'm also badgered by my family to wear a helmet. I find them heavy and uncomfortable. I've got five of them [family presents] cheap and expensive, and none of them are comfortable.

Your family Christmases must be fun! Surrounded by all those expectant eyes as you open your present - oh, a helmet! What a surprise!

I think we have good comedy material here. This Christmas, can you reciprocate with some well chosen presents of your own?: diet pills for the fat relative; deodorant for the sweaty one; basic cook book for the one who made Christmas Dinner...

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Re: BROOKES HELMETS

Postby deliquium » 13 Oct 2017, 5:04pm

bovlomov wrote:
bigjim wrote:I'm also badgered by my family to wear a helmet. I find them heavy and uncomfortable. I've got five of them [family presents] cheap and expensive, and none of them are comfortable.

Your family Christmases must be fun! Surrounded by all those expectant eyes as you open your present - oh, a helmet! What a surprise!

I think we have good comedy material here. This Christmas, can you reciprocate with some well chosen presents of your own?: diet pills for the fat relative; deodorant for the sweaty one; basic cook book for the one who made Christmas Dinner...


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